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White peafowl

Pavo cristatus


White peacocks are not albinos; they have a genetic mutation that is known as Leucism, which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage. Albino animals and birds have a complete lack of color and red or pink eyes while White peafowl have blue eyes. Chicks are born yellow and become white as they mature, according to the Peafowl Varieties Database. Indian peafowl of all colors, including white, have pink skin. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks. This white peacock is a male. White peacocks are the same as the Indian Blue in size and behavior, but are white.


This white peacock lives in captivity and was spotted at a plantation in South Carolina. It displayed it's plumage because of the rabbit in front of it.

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5 Comments 6 years ago

Thank you acreamoth99 for comment!

pamsai 7 years ago

you are most welcome... 7 years ago

Thank you so much pamsai. I web searched white peacock ==I should have searched for white peafowl. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks so much for catching my error.

pamsai 7 years ago

checking out the scientific name of the white peacock for one of my spottings, Anartia jatrophae is the name of the White peacock butterfly! Waiting for confirmation....

flynn.jeannette 7 years ago

Wow! It is albino
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Dec 2, 2013

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